Added some additional bling to the car.
Found a nice grille badge, steering wheel badge, and I repainted the 5speed badge on the hatch.
New carpet for the cargo area, refurbished plastics (sanded, re-textured, and painted with SEM color coat) – the plastic was so badly UV damaged that this was the only way to bring them back. I also got some matching vinyl and recovered the wheel arches.
Took the car up to the top of the driveway and took some beauty shots:
Seats reupholstered with original pattern (but now cloth) seats. They look nice and are comfy
Most wagons that I have seen have rusty rear license plate bars, here is mine before:
I sent it off to be re chromed by Pauls Chrome on the east cost – I then started masking everything off for the black paint:
Masking removed & final product:
The original plastic trim for the wagon was very faded. So, I painted it gloss black with the SEM product, masked everything up, and shot it silver:
Looks like new, Here they are installed:
I opted to go for a dash cap to cover the cracked dashboard on the Toyota. I got the original color of the dash matched for some SEM color coat paint and gave it a go.
Here I am gluing the dash cap onto the dash pad, holding everything together with clamps:
After the glue was all dry, I spray painted it with SEM color coat: